Man sentenced to 10 years in prison following attempted car jacking in Bremerton

Da’Shawn Jackson pleaded guilty to robbery and kidnapping after trying to steal a truck on March 7. Police said a two-year-old was inside.

Twenty-four-year-old Da’Shawn E. Jackson was sentenced to more than 10 years in prison on Wednesday following an attempted carjacking earlier this year in Bremerton.

Jackson pleaded guilty to multiple felony counts including robbery, motor vehicle theft and kidnapping after trying to steal a truck with a 2-year-old boy inside on March 7.

In an incident partially captured on surveillance video, the boy’s mother struggles with Jackson after he gets into the driver’s seat of her silver pickup on Elizabeth Avenue. The truck turns toward a wall and stops, and Jackson flees on foot.

Upon arrest by Bremerton police, Jackson said he was high on Spice, a synthetic psychoactive drug, at the time.

In a sentencing hearing before Superior Court Judge Kevin D. Hull on Wednesday, Jackson’s defense attorney said his client has a history of criminal activity influenced by drug use.

Jackson, wearing red prison scrubs, appeared to be coming to grips with his sentence.

“It’s a lot of time,” he said.

“It’s a lot of time,” Hull acknowledged.

Jackson has a prior criminal history of assault and residential burglary. His 129-month prison sentence was agreed upon by both parties prior to Hull’s judgment Wednesday.